Deadline for Entry: June 24, 2019
“What’s your story? It’s all in the telling. Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice.”
– Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby
Climate is a national call for artwork of any media that explores the open-ended possibilities associated with ideation and it’s relationship to medium. For this call, we are seeking artwork revealing stories of surroundings and the evolving circumstances of our geography. Human interactions with the environment can be subtle, significant, temporary, and lasting forming a paradox that can in some cases cannot be solved or erased. This exhibit will survey current creative engagement of spatial and temporal visual ideas by juxtaposing fragments of images, objects, ideas, and forms surrounding the larger theme of climate.
This call is open to everyone 18 years or older and is open to all media. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual. Climate will be on view at (SCENE) Metrospace, an urban gallery in East Lansing, MI from July 12 - August 30, 2019. The only required criteria is that works must engage with the theme of climate, all works of art must be made by visual artists living in the United States.
Located in downtown East Lansing, MI, (SCENE) Metrospace was founded by the City of East Lansing in 2004, and continues to be operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it’s opening in 2004. In 2015 the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University joined forces to program and operate the space. (SCENE) Metrospace hosts exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.
(SCENE) Metrospace is free and open to the public, with the exception of some special programing. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 1,500 square feet of raw exhibition space in a contemporary urban setting.
SUBMISSION AND EXHIBITION AGREEMENT TERMS
This exhibition is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.
This exhibition is open to all media.
$25 for up to three entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee may be paid electronically by visiting https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3799
HOW MANY WORKS SHOULD I SUBMIT?
The average number of works submitted to a typical (SCENE) Metrospace group exhibition is three-per artist. Some artists choose to submit more, especially if they have a couple of different bodies of work, which they’d like our juror to consider, or if they have a suite of works that are interrelated. While we have absolutely no minimum number required, nor do we give an advantage to those who submit more, it is helpful to have a few from to select. Our jurors often gain insight into one work by seeing it in context with a few others by the same artist. We routinely accept pairs or sets of work by artists once they are determined to be a finalist.
Detail images should only be included if truly necessary for understanding the nature or quality of the artwork and these files must be named as instructed below.
WHO IS THE JUROR?
Jacquelynn Sullivan, Director of Galleries, MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Jacquelynn Sullivan is an artist, curator, and educator based in Lansing, MI. Primarily working in the fields of sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, Sullivan’s work is inspired by personal narrative and challenging the duality of seeing, seeing what is there and seeing what is missing or has changed. Sullivan received her MFA from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and her BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota, Morris in Morris, MN. In her professional practice, Sullivan as Director and Curator of Galleries and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University since 2014.
ENTRANT INFORMATION & ARTIST STATEMENT
Please send the following information in the form of a word doc or pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the Entrant Info and Artist Statement.
REQUIRED ENTRANT INFORMATION:
1. Your Name: First & Last
2. Address: Street, City, State, Zip code
3. Phone, area code and number
5. Please include your status: professional artist, professor, or student.
If a student, please tell us where you study and at what level.
6. Artist website
Please provide us with a 250 statement about your work. Please note this will be included along with your label information in the gallery and in the exhibition publication if your work is selected for the exhibition.
SUBMISSION OF IMAGES
(SCENE) Metrospace accepts only e-mailed digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work.
Digital images can only be submitted by e-mail (send to: email@example.com). Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process. If suitable images are not provided, the work may not be included in the publication.
Entry images must meet the following specifications:
All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones_Mike_1.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc.
Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename (i.e. Jones_Mike_1_detail1.jpg). If you do NOT include the term DETAIL as part of the filename for any additional, extra, installation, or close-up images supporting your entry these will be counted as additional separate entries and our system will expect a corresponding fee for them. The copy of your entry form sent by email will provide samples for file-naming.
Information for detail images should NOT be included on the entry form. The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and be exactly 72dpi. This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size but this is only approximate.
Please do NOT submit links to jpeg files (Google Docs or otherwise). Please attach images directly to one or more emails. Multiple emails with separate entries, if required, should include a number in the subject line (1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, etc.). Only video or other extremely large files should be transferred via Dropbox.com or similar service if necessary.
** Be ABSOLUTELY sure you are sending files at the correct size AND that your email app. does not automatically downsize the attached images when sending. Apple Mail, for example, provides a setting for resizing attachments in the new message composition window.
Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work. When emailing images, it is preferred that you do not include messages in the body of the email, nor attach anything other than the entry images to the email (no resume, bio, receipts, signature image, or statement). Our system automatically files the attachments of each message without reading notes. If you wish to comment or ask a question you may send a follow up email with no attachments. Any essential information regarding the nature of entries should be included in the notes section for each work on the entry form. Any communications should reference the exhibit title in the subject of the email.
IMAGE DATA SHEET
Please send the following information in the form of a word doc or pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the Image Data Sheet.
1. Number of Entries
2. Entry Information for each piece label in the following manner all saved in one document.
Entry # ____
Size In Inches HxWxD Or Duration If Applicable:
Sale Price (Or NFS)
Viewing Link (For Video Entries Only)
Any Additional Notes about the artwork
AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE
Submitting the entry form indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in the prospectus, that you are reserving spots in our jury, that you will send the entry fee, and that you agree to make your work available should it be selected for exhibit. DO NOT submit an entry form if you cannot follow through
Please send all documents below in as few emails as possible.
1. Completed entrant information and artists statement formatted as directed (e-mailed to email@example.com )
2. Fee paid by June 24, 2019, payable electronically by visiting https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3799
3. Digital images formatted as directed (e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Image Data Sheet formatted as directed (e-mailed to email@example.com)
ONCE WORK IS SELECTED
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University creates a full-color catalog documenting the works selected for juried exhibitions presented in our gallery. This marks a commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects. This catalog will be professionally designed and will be available after the exhibition has concluded. A complementary copy will be provided for each exhibiting artist and additional copies will be available at cost on lulu.com.
DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK
All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not using good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. All work must arrive will proper hanging hardware, please note any framed two-dimensional work must come with a hanging wire or d-ring hardware. In order to ensure the safety of all work in the space hardware is required. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation and craftsmanship is a must.
Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped work must be sent in an easily reusable container/ packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be retuned in the same manner as deliver or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at (SCENE) Metrospace by the specified date listed below. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibition will become property of Michigan State University. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery.
Shipped work should be sent to:
600 Auditorium Road
Kresge Art Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Although all possible care is shown while handling and displaying the artworks, the gallery is not liable for loss or damage. Any special provisions for display of the work (i.e. audio/visual equipment, special hanging hardware, specific lighting, insurance, etc.) are to be provided by the artist.
SALE OF ARTWORK
Michigan State University does not handle the sale of artwork and therefore does not retain a commission from any sales resulting from the exhibition of artwork. Anyone interested in purchasing an artwork will be put directly in touch with the artist unless an artist has indicated that a work is not for sale.
June 24, 2019 Deadline for receipt of entrie
June 28, 2019 Notifications sent by e-mail to all entrants
July 6, 2019 Hi-res images needed for publication
July 8, 2019 Artwork due to (SCENE) Metrospace
July 12, 2019 Exhibition Reception 6-8PM
August 30, 2019 Final Day of Exhibition
August 31, 2019- Pick-Up hand-delivered work 12-5pm
September 1, 2019
September 2- 3, 2019 Schedule shipped artwork (Gallery will deliver to UPS/ FedEx)
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.